T-SQL Tuesday #41 – Presenting Comes Full Circle and I Love It!

It’s time for that monthly geek party again we like to call T-SQL Tuesday. T-SQL Tuesday is one of the greatest assemblage of geeks since the Tri-Lambda and Alpha-Mu mixer … this week. T-SQL Tuesday #41, hosted this month by Bob Pusateri (Blog|@SQLBob). You are invited to visit his blog to join the blog party. You are also welcome to write your own participating blog post for the party or just to read more blogs participating in this month’s theme:
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SQL Saturday #198, Vancouver, BC Session Files

This past weekend was SQL Saturday #198 in Vancouver, B.C. It started off with a leisurely drive up to Vancouver on Friday and getting settled in to my hotel room. I was in the first slot of the day, and had a decent turnout despite the early hours. Whenever I have the first or last slot of the day (once I had both the first and the last slot of the day), I am always grateful that people get up
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Recent Presentation Session Files

Recent Presentation Session Files I’ve been a little tardy about getting my session files posted, and I’m a little behind. So I’m going to try to catch up in one blog post. So here are my session files for SQL PASS Summit 2012, various recent SQL Saturdays, and 24 Hours of PASSe. Please let me know if I’m missing anything I promised to get posted. SQL PASS Summit 2012 Lightning Talk: Man Vs Machine: ManVMachine.zip (599 KB) Regular Session: Tempdb:
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T-SQL Tuesday #36 – SQL Community

T-SQL Tuesday #36 – SQL Community This blog entry is participating in T-SQL Tuesday #36, hosted this month by Chris Yates(Blog|@YatesSQL). You are invited to visit his blog to join the blog party. You are welcome to write your own participating blog post for the party or just to read more blogs participating in this month’s theme: SQL Community. The SQL PASS Summit 2012 just came to a close so there’s no surprise that we’re talking about SQL community. Whether
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Don't Be That PASS Summit Guy

Don’t Be That PASS Summit Guy The SQL PASS Summit 2012 is just around the corner. Every year there are lots of first-timers attending. So many that PASS started a first-timers program linking new attendees with veterans who can mentor them in the PASS Summit experience. For may people, the networking aspect is just as big or bigger than the training. So guidance on how to make the most of their first year attending is very valuable. Many attendees will
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Man Vs Machine

Man Vs Machine Are you a fan of the television show Man Vs Food starring foodie Adam Richman? In this show, host and title subject “Man” Adam Richman travels the United States taking on food challenges where he finds them. Sometimes these challenges entail eating more food than is generally humanly possible. Other times it requires eating something that is insanely hot (in at least 1 episode, the chef wears hazard gear when preparing it because the fumes alone can
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Why Attending a Monday Pre-con Will Be Awesome

Why Attending a Monday Pre-con Will Be Awesome The SQL PASS Summit 2012 is coming up in a few months. It’s time to make your plans to attend. One of the things that many of you may be considering is attending a pre-con. There are two days of pre-cons, and it would undoubtedly be truly awesome to get to attend both days of pre-cons. However, many of you may only be able to get budget for a single day of
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SQL Rally 2012 Recap and Session Files

SQL Rally 2012 Recap and Session Files SQL Rally 2012 was hosted by the North Texas SQL Server User Group. More tha anything, it was nice to be back in the area where I grew up. I was born in Houston, but I grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. It really brought back a lot of great memories for me like canoeing on Lake Grapevine or swimming at Lake Lewisville. I remembered fondly when the NFL banned spiking the
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Session Files from SQL Saturday #107 Houston

Session Files from SQL Saturday #107 Houston SQL Saturday Houston was a great event hosted by the Houston Area SQL Server Users Group. The event did not have a very large attendence, but those who traded in a beautiful Saturday for some free training were very engaged and we had very productive sessions. My session Files Strategies for Working with VLDBs: StrategiesforWorkingwithVLDBs.zip (5.3 MB) Replication Magic: Initializing from Backup: ReplicationMagic.zip (5.04 MB)
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SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX

SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX SQL Saturday #107 in Houston, TX is almost here. I will be leaving for Houston on Friday, April 13, and I’ll be spending the entire week preceeding SQL Saturday #107 in Houston visiting the headquarters of my new employer, Idera. One of the coolest parts of this trip is that I’ll get to see the other Idera ACEs (Advisors & Community Educators) and some of the new ACEs for next year’s program (starting in
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